President Samia sympathises with Mtwara accident victims' families

03Jan 2022
Carlos Banda
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
President Samia sympathises with Mtwara accident victims' families

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has sent condolence messages to Mtwara Regional Commissioner, Brigedia General Marco Elisha Gaguti for the families of the 14 victims of the road accident that happened yesterday in Lidumbe village, Newala district in Mtwara region.

President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan.

According to Mtwara Regional Police Commander, ACP Mark Njera, the accident was caused by the truck driver speeding along the Mtwara-Tandahimba-Newala-Masasi road before losing control of the vehicle which swerved and hit 36 people causing - 14 deaths and 22 injuries.

President Samia has asked Mtwara Regional Commissioner, Brigedia General Marco Elisha Gaguti to deliver her condolences to the agrieved families during this time of sorrow.

The President has also urged traffic authorities to fasten their efforts to limit road accidents especially at the beginning of the new year while also urging motorists to observe road safety laws.

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